Oak Alley Plantation

Driver/Commandeur

Oak Alley's historic site & exhibits are open daily from 9am-5pm daily.  The online tickets are not available at this time but tickets may be purchased upon arrival at the Ticket Booth.  For information, please visit:  Buying Tickets

Driver/Commandeur

Driver/Commandeur

Referred to in French documents as Le Commandeur, a Driver was an enslaved man who worked beneath the Owner and/or Overseer, and supervised field slaves. Depending on the plantation, a Driver was often the person who physically punished slaves by whipping, etc.

 

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